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Sun Mar 6, 2016, 06:15 PM

 

Germany: Traditional sausages banned in public canteens out of respect to Muslims

A regional branch of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party is fighting to keep pork on the menu in public canteens, with many institutions allegedly removing the meat from menus out of concern that religious minorities could be offended.

The proposal will be presented by the CDU's Schleswig-Holstein group in the state parliament's session next week. The group's parliamentary leader, Daniel Guenther, claims that pork products were being taken off the menu in schools, nurseries and canteens across the region.

"The protection of minorities - including for religious reasons - must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by ill-conceived consideration," said Guenther, as quoted by Deutsche Welle, arguing that tolerance must mean "the appreciation and sufferance of other food cultures and lifestyles."

Bratwurst sausages and other pork products are at the heart of German cuisine, with pig farming particularly important in the northern state of Schleswig Holstein, where agricultural production is the source of 17% of state revenues.

The move may have been inspired by municipal authorities in Randers in neighbouring Denmark, which recently compelled public institutions to have pork on the menu. The CDU denies it is seeking to legally oblige institutions to serve pork, however the campaign has attracted derision from rival parties.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/germany-traditional-sausages-banned-public-canteens-out-respect-muslims-claims-merkel-ally-1547074

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Reply Germany: Traditional sausages banned in public canteens out of respect to Muslims (Original post)
philosslayer Mar 2016 OP
Warpy Mar 2016 #1
jberryhill Mar 2016 #2
Jim Beard Mar 2016 #3
dembotoz Mar 2016 #16
jberryhill Mar 2016 #4
Initech Mar 2016 #5
eppur_se_muova Mar 2016 #6
Kingofalldems Mar 2016 #7
jberryhill Mar 2016 #10
Reter Mar 2016 #8
jberryhill Mar 2016 #9
TipTok Mar 2016 #11
NobodyHere Mar 2016 #12
Kingofalldems Mar 2016 #13
Nevernose Mar 2016 #14
Bucky Mar 2016 #15

Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 06:24 PM

1. Uhhhhhh, that's nuts

It's also the sort of ridiculous idea that's going to cause a backlash against Muslims, who were likely sensible enough not to have requested that kind of an extreme in the first place.

Coworkers in Boston who kept Kosher or Halal brought their own lunches to work. I imagine it's the same in Germany.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 07:06 PM

2. What is it, exactly, that you are calling nuts?

"The group's parliamentary leader, Daniel Guenther, claims..."

Let me see if I understand you. If Donald Trump tells you that "Mexico is sending rapists," then you dismiss that as the paranoid fantasy of a fear mongering politician. But if a fear mongering politician in some other country makes an absurd claim, then the claim is both true and nuts?

"the campaign has attracted derision from rival parties."

And probably for reasons which are obvious.

Bullshit claim smells like bullshit. Note the lack of any mention of a single fact supporting Guenther's claim.

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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 07:13 PM

3. I do know I got tired of eating fu----- fish on Fridays at school.

 

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Response to Jim Beard (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 08:32 AM

16. hell yes...fish and i do not agree

too stupid at the time to realize it was some sort of mild allergy





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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 07:14 PM

4. Can you name one place which has "banned" pork from the menu


This story has a few holes.

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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 07:25 PM

5. What good is a dunkelweisen without a bratwurst to go with it?

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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 07:29 PM

6. Just hide the pork products in the unisex restrooms ...

Muslims will never go into one, so they'll never know.









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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 07:34 PM

7. Do you look for anti-Muslim stories to post here?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 08:40 PM

10. Yes


No one seems to have noticed the mismatch between the headline and the actual story.

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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 08:34 PM

8. Stuff like this fuels the right-wing big-time

 

Lucily, this would never happen over here.

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Response to Reter (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 08:39 PM

9. Stuff like what?


Read the story.

Can you, after reading it, identify a place which has "banned pork"?

What fuels the right wing is credulous gullibility

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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 08:42 PM

11. Germans without pork are just lost...

 

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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 08:44 PM

12. First they came for the sausages...

 

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Response to philosslayer (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 09:46 PM

14. I don't believe it

You can't go to Germany without people practically throwing pork at you.

It's the place where they sell fruit-flavored kinder bier for God's sake.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:02 AM

15. kinder bier?

beer made out of children?

Sigh, truly the land of Hansel and Gretel

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